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Ice Cream Sandwich

Leak reveals HTC Endeavor’s quad-core processor, Android 4.0.3 and Sense 4.0

February 13th, 2012

It is widely believed that HTC will be bringing two high-end smartphones to this month’s Mobile World Congress. One of which is rumored to be the company’s latest flagship device, the HTC Endeavor (previously the HTC Edge). BGR exclusively reported in November that the handset would feature a 1.5GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, a massive …

Google promises Wallet is now safe, disables prepaid cards

February 13th, 2012

Two recently uncovered security exploits concerning Google Wallet have left users questioning just how safe the product really is. A security firm exposed a vulnerability last week that allowed hackers to bypass PIN protection, but it was only present on rooted devices. A second exploit, however, did not require a handset to be rooted, leaving all …

Samsung adds 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 to tablet lineup

February 13th, 2012

Samsung has added a new tablet to its ever-growing lineup just weeks ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress trade show.The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is a new 7-inch tablet similar in size to the original Galaxy Tab. It runs Google’s latest version of Android, however, and features a significant spec boost compared to Samsung’s …

Acer CloudMobile smartphone to debut at MWC

February 10th, 2012

The previously unknown CloudMobile smartphone has received the 2012 iF design award, which recognizes an outstanding achievement in design, according to Pocket-lint. The device is the latest flagship handset to come from Taiwanese manufacturer Acer, and it is expected to be unveiled at this month’s Mobile World Congress trade show. The CloudMobile is rumored to …

Ice Cream Sandwich may hit Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note on March 1st

February 10th, 2012

An Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note is slated for a March 1st release, according to mobile industry insider Eldar Murtazin. Murtazin posted a tweet claiming the official update would roll out next month, though availability will vary depending on country and carrier. He also said that the …

Photos of unannounced HTC Ice Cream Sandwich phone leak ahead of MWC

February 10th, 2012

Images of an unannounced Android smartphone from HTC have been published online ahead of a possible announcement at the Mobile World Congress trade show later this month. The nameless device features a design similar to Verizon Wireless’s DROID Incredible line of phones, leading phoneArena.com to speculate that it could hit the market as the DROID …

Google Wallet hacked again; new exploit doesn’t need root access [video]

February 10th, 2012

A new exploit has been discovered that allows unauthorized access to a user’s Google Wallet account with a simple hack that can be performed by anyone in a matter of minutes. A security firm recently exposed a Google Wallet vulnerability that allowed hackers to bypass PIN protection, but the vulnerability is only present on rooted …

Ice Cream Sandwich coming to some HTC devices by the end of March

February 9th, 2012

HTC announced on Thursday that an Ice Cream Sandwich update will be available for select devices by the end of March. The announcement came through the company’s Facebook page and states that the first devices to receive the update will be the Sensation, Sensation 4G and Sensation XE, followed shortly after by the Sensation XL. The …

HP releases Android kernel source for TouchPad to CyanogenMod team

February 8th, 2012

When the HP TouchPad was released in the summer of 2011 it did little to impress consumers, leading to the tablet being discontinued after a mere 49 days on the market. Remaining TouchPad stock received substantial price reductions, dropping to as low as $99 dollars during a huge fire sale. Shortly after inventory ran dry, crafty hackers …

Samsung debunks rumors of March 22nd Galaxy S III unveiling

February 7th, 2012

Samsung will be holding a press conference in France on March 22nd, however it will not be unveiling the highly anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone at that event. Since the South Korean company announced the event, numerous outlets reported that the next-generation handset would be the focus. The French event, however, will concentrate on the …